Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dallas Holocaust Museum

Students from Mrs. Kotzur’s sixth grade social studies classes at Bullard Intermediate School toured the Dallas Holocaust museum Dec. 12.

They not only had an opportunity to tour artifacts from World War II and the holocaust, but they were also able to hear a holocaust survivor share his account of being saved during the war.

The exhibit focuses on three events that occurred on April 19, 1943.  These events include the Warsaw Ghetto uprising by the Jews, an account of how Belgian Jews were saved while traveling to a concentration camp, and the Bermuda conference where some of the Allied nations discussed the issue of genocide going on in Europe.  Holocaust1_web

Paul Kessler shared how, at only five years old, he survived the German invasion of his small Czechoslovakian village.  Brave neighbors hid him and his mother in a pit in the ground for seven months.  When the war was over he was reunited with his aunt and uncle who, unknown to them at the time, had been hidden by neighbors as well.   Two weeks later he was reunited with his grandmother who had been sent to a concentration camp.

Students listened closely as he recalled the day he had traveled to Auschwitz to research the death of his father.  He showed students a copy of the paper that documented the information about his father and the date of his death.  Students commented on how much they enjoyed learning about this important time in world history.  The trip was paid for in part by a grant through the Roosth Foundation.

Belles Christmas Spectacular

Be sure to join the group for dinner and the silent auction before the performance.

Dinner tickets can be purchased from a Bullard Belle for $5. The meal includes hamburger or cheeseburger, chips, drink, and a cookie or brownie. The serving line will be open from 6-7:15 p.m. in the High School Cafeteria.

The BHS jazz band will perform during dinner.

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BISD tax rates detailed

All taxpayers are concerned about the taxes they pay, and residents in Bullard ISD’s service area are no exception. Currently, the district is ranked 11th overall of the Region 7 schools. The district is No. 20 on the I&S tax rate which services the district’s construction bonds.

Overall, the district’s tax rate is $1.47 of which the I&S tax rate is $.30.

BISD’s tax rate has remained the same for the past seven years. The last time the district’s tax rate was lower was in 1998 at $1.4184. That year, enrollment was 1,313. This fall, the district is serving more than 2,300 students.

Superintendent Keith Bryant said, “BISD is committed to keeping the tax rates as low as possible while serving our growing student population.”

The following documents detail this historical tax rate and the district’s ranking with ESC Region 7 school districts.

Historical Tax Rate Info – Dec. 2013

ESC7 Tax Rates – Overall

ESC7 Tax Rates – I&S